A Preppy Port For Summer at White Elephant


Good news for those bound for Nantucket this season: the perfectly preppy vacation spot just got, well, even preppier. White Elephant, the iconic New England retreat perched directly on Nantucket Harbor, has collaborated with Palm Beach icon Lilly Pulitzer to unveilthe Lilly Pulitzer Cottage at White Elephant. Opening for the season on April 12, the redesigned cottage features a new blue and white color scheme with accent touches of gold and a hint of Lilly Pulitzer’s signature Palm Beach flair. Rates for the Lilly Pulitzer Cottage will begin at $350 per night.Inspired by both brands’ affinity for the sun and sea, the Lilly Pulitzer design team devised a relaxed and playful interior that features soft, neutral tones and textured materials that embrace White Elephant’s coastal charm. In the living room, for example, blue and white–striped throw pillows and a watercolor painting of a sailboat pay homage to the cottage’s nautical locale, while an elephant-printed window valance is a wink not only to White Elephant, but also to one of Lilly’s signature hand-painted prints, Joy Ride.New wallpaper and furniture were also installed throughout the one-bedroom cottage, along with decorative accents such as woven baskets, hand-shelled mirrors, original framed artwork by a Lilly print artist, and a variety of ceramic trays and candles—all in signature Lilly prints. Guests checking into the cottage will also receive their own Lilly Pulitzer Beach Tote in a limited-edition Nantucket print as a token from their stay.As if the property’s reverie-inducing chaises on Harborside Lawn, complimentary Priority Bicycle rentals, or al-fresco Brant Point Grill weren’t enough of the perks of escape here, the Lilly Pulitzer Cottage at White Elephant is a whole new reason for anyone sporting Nantucket reds or a Lilly shift to make a summer stay at White Elephant a priority. For more information or to reserve a room, visit nantucketislandresorts.com or call 800.475.2637.